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With more than 100 musicians able to call the state home, Indiana has a rich music history. We’ve compiled a list of songs with Indiana ties that are the perfect soundtrack for your trip to the Hoosier state.

Going Back to Indiana - The Jackson 5
Prior to superstardom, the Jackson family lived in Gary, Indiana.

Mary Jane’s Last Dance - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The beginning of this popular rock song has numerous references to Indiana.

Small Town - John Mellencamp
In what is an ode to small towns everywhere, Mellencamp reflects on growing up in Seymour, Indiana.

Indiana Sky - Josh Garrels
Josh Garrels is a singer and songwriter from Indiana. This song was inspired by his home state.

Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael is a renowned jazz musician and songwriter born and raised in Indiana. His most famous song, “Stardust,” was written in Bloomington and first recorded in Indianapolis.

(Back Home Again In) Indiana - Johnny Mercer
During a tradition dating back to 1946, this fan-favorite is sung every year at the Indy 500.

Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, Stranger Things has taken the world by storm. This Kate Bush song was a staple in the show’s most recent season.

Parks and Recreation, Main Theme - Mount Royal Orchestra
Let’s keep it rolling with the TV theme. No, Pawnee isn’t a real place. But Indiana is full of small towns with characters as vibrant as Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson.

Beat It - Michael Jackson

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